Monday, March 11, 2013

Hot Shop

















Top: Ruche; Skirt: Express: Boots: Target (on sale!): Bracelet, necklace: Tiffany & Co.; Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

On Saturday, we took Ben's family to see the Museum of Glass downtown. It was the prettiest day we've seen all year with beaming sun and little to no wind and it got up to about 57 degrees. That's a joyful Spring temp in Washington. We had actually never been to the museum - once you've seen one piece of blown glass, you've seen them all - but the highlight of the day was going into the Hot Shop within the museum. Housed within a big cone that a part of the downtown skyline, the hot shop is where glass is formed and contains auditorium style seating. The last few photos feature the glass blowers making a martini glass with molten red and clear glass. It was so fascinating that we must have sat their for an hour, in awe. I'd highly recommend checking out live glass blowing (some places have "make-your-own" glass blowing) if you have some in the area.

We ended the day with a lunch down on the waterfront, some delicious cupcakes from a bakery downtown, and then some well-deserved, post-local-pint-of-beer naps. This outfit served me well for the days activities, if it left me a little chilly! Seems like 57 is not quite skirt and chiffon blouse weather yet, but to heck with it. The entire next week is supposed to be rainy and miserable. Glad I got some bare leg time in.

19 comments

  1. Cute Outfit! Wow love all of that art work!

    ~Pau
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  2. This looks like an awesome place to visit...and I love your skirt!

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  3. This place looks really cool! Lovely photos. Your skirt is really pretty too :)

    - Celine
    http://indigobellefashion.blogspot.com.au/

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  5. Pretty floral top!

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  6. That blue sculpture is breathtaking!

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  7. wow. i would love to go to a museum like that! the art work is beautiful! and 57 degrees actually sounds heavenly right now. at least compared to where we are in utah! ;)

    i love your blouse!

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  8. That skirt is so beautiful! Love the boots as well.

    Jessica @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

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  9. Great boots! What a good Target find! And I love your floral blouse.

    - Kaitlyn

    Boardwalks & Boulevards

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  10. wow!! great post!! I wish I can visit the museum!! btw, lovely shirt!! :)

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  11. Awesome outfit!I love the top:)

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  12. Gorgeous outfit. Love that shirt, it's such a nice colour! Sounds like such a fun day out x
    Charlotte - www.winstonandwillow.com

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  13. LOVE your lacy skirt and that gorgeous floral blouse - so pretty!

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  14. Oh the place is as cool as I expected - I love those first few photos especially! Your blouse is perfect - I love that color on you!

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  15. this sounds like a fun time!! Love your outfit too! =)
    xo,
    nancy

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  16. I remember going to see glass blowing demonstrations as a kid and they were pretty amazing. Love your floral blouse.
    Tara
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  17. Sounds like you had an eventful day with your family. I love the floral and lcace combo.

    -Karen
    www.yourstylistkaren.com

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